Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey70cl / 40%
- Blended Irish Whiskey
Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey Reviews
Tasting Notes by Simon Difford for Class Magazine
Clear, deep golden with bright gold tints.
Cereal with honey drizzle, light maltyness and crushed mint leaves with tobacco and mild spice.
Light and easy, sweet toffee and caramel cereal with character adding bursts of fruity malt, light spice and a rounding buttery note.
Long, spicy finish with caramel and toffee spice.
Diffordsguide Rating - 4.5/5
30 Customer Reviews
I first tried Powers several years ago, when a new Irish pub opened in town, mainly because that is my last name! And I love a good whiskey... I discovered it's very smooth, and when enjoyed on the rocks, a certain sweetness is brought out as the ice melts. Delicious! Luckily, our local liquor stores are carrying it, so I can enjoy it at home as well.
To the person who said it was bland, your tastebuds have obviously been ruined by once distilled rough bourbon. This is the best whiskey I have ever tasted, it far outstrips ANY Scots single malt and I would go to Dublin again just to get a bottle straight form he distillary. But I don't have to now I've found TWE.
It's name is very appropriate: powerful scent, powerful body, powerful taste and powerful finish. Also, I like the sweet and sour thing going on. This in my opinion is one of the best irish blends on the market, but yes - far too difficult to find!
Where on God's Earth can you get it? 20 years ago it wasn't a problem.
This is much like Jameson but with a higher content of pure pot still whiskey. It also has a certain grainy bread-like quality to it but it's less spicy than Jameson. This is one of the very best of Irish Whiskeys on the market but sadly hard to find outside of Ireland but that's where TWE comes in :-)
I had a glass of powers in a fantastic pub in Liverpool Town centre called "the Beehive."(One of the best pubs I've ever been in. Marvellous service & atmosphere. Highly recommended. Landlord was brill.) The Powers whisky was just"the best" I've tasted.
Sorry to spoil the Powers Party, but I bought a bottle of this stuff in the USA last week, and I think that although it is very smooth going down, it is also very bland..or should I say boring. I quafed two drams of the stuff, and concluded that the lower priced Jim Beam and Evan Williams are more exciting a drink. Perhaps Powers slipped one over on us Yanks and we were sent that which they new the Irish wouldn't tolerate..weak whiskey
Like Paddy's, Powers is essentially made for the domestic Irish market, this is the reason why it it so hard to find it outside of Ireland. Of the three classic brands made at Midleton distillery (Jameson, Paddy and Powers), only Jameson is made for the export market as well.
Absolutely delicious. I agree with those complaining about its availability abroad though :(
Smooth, clear and deep, I can't believe I've managed to avoid this so far